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Postdoctoral Fellows:

Jeffrey Bombardier, Ph.D.
Licensing Associate 
Tufts University Technology Transfer 
jeffrey.bombardier @ tufts dot edu

William Holmes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology at Rhode Island College

Dante Lepore, Ph.D.
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow

Laura Marcotte, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor

Francesca Morgera, Ph.D.
Head of Technical Transfer and Manufacturing
Technical Development and Production Manager at Exosomics, Siena (Italy) (

Sivaram Mylavarapu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, India

Jen Forcina, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Graduate Students:

Daniel Brewer, Ph.D.
Deputy Operations Officer at U.S. Army - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Michelle Dubuke, Ph.D.
Sr Application Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific's Precision Medicine Center

Melonnie Furgason, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology, Kettering College, Kettering, Ohio

Elina Glaubke 
Visiting Master’s student (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
Ph.D. candidate at University of Göttingen

Maggie Heider, Ph.D.
Development Scientist (Applications and Product Development, New England Biolabs Inc., Ipswich MA)

Rob Orr
Visiting Graduate Student (WPI)

Jennifer (Saporita) Songer (*deceased; posthumous Ph.D. awarded 6/09)

Lab Managers:

Pallavi Gandhi
Sr. Research Associate, Biomarkers and Clinical Bioanalysis, Sanofi Genzyme Framingham

Anne Mirza
Research Associate, UMass Medical School, MaPS Dept.

Billie Reneker
Research Associate

Undergraduate students:

Raira Ank
SURE program undergraduate from Georgia College State University
PhD candidate in Cancer Biology at Emory University, Atlanta

Allison Butt
Undergraduate from WPI
Ph.D. candidate at Yale University, BBS Program

Sarah Cabral
Undergraduate from WPI
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University

Nikki Croteau, MD
Undergraduate from WPI
General Surgery Resident at NYP-Weill Cornell, NYC
Research Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University

Alexander Czuchra
Undergraduate from WPI
Ph.D. candidate at University of Massachusetts Medical School

Alexandra D’Ordine
Biochemistry & Professional Writing WPI ’17
PhD candidate, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry Graduate Program at Brown University

Stephen Foley
Undergraduate from WPI

Jacqueline Forson
Undergraduate from WPI

Jennifer Garbarino
Undergraduate from WPI
Ph.D. candidate at Yale University, Bindra lab

Elizabeth Hankla
Undergraduate from Mount Holyoke College
Pharmacist, FDA, Silver Spring, MD

Rachael Heard
Undergraduate from WPI
Intern, Boston College Graduate Admissions Office

Miye Jacques
Undergraduate from WPI
Translational Research Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb

Madeline Manfra-Levitt
Undergraduate from WPI
Cell Processing Specialist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Lauren O’Connor
Undergraduate from Assumption College
Ph.D. candidate at University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Camille Pearce
Undergraduate from WPI
Graduate Student at The University of Connecticut

Jamie Towle-Weicksel, Ph.D.
Biology, WPI '06; Chemistry, Clark University, Ph.D., '12 
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rhode Island College

Kristine Trontz, DDS
Undergraduate from WPI
Pediatric Dentist Haas Dental Associates

Lexi Walls
Undergraduate from UMass Amherst
Ph.D candidate in Biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle

Ashleigh Wood
Undergraduate from WPI
Development Program Management

Brittany Jette
Undergraduate from WPI